Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between August 19 and 28, including festivals, outdoor, workshop, night tours, race and more.

A series of night tours inspired by Umberto EcoA series of night tours inspired by Umberto Eco (Source: Martin Medňanský)

Western Slovakia
Červený Kameň - NIGHT TOURS: Name of the Rose; Starts: Aug 19 - 20
Modra - FESTIVAL: Music in Modra 2016; Starts: Aug 19 - 21
Šamorín - OUTDOOR: Triathlon Race; Starts: Aug 19 - 21
Piešťany - FESTIVAL: Originality Days + Celia Fest; Starts: Aug 20 - 21
Stupava - OUTDOOR: Stupava in Motion; Starts: Aug 21, 18:00
Piešťany - FESTIVAL: Lodenica 2016; Starts: Aug 25 - 27
Central Slovakia
Zvolenská Slatina - FESTIVAL: More than Fest; Starts: Aug 19 - 20
Brusno - FESTIVAL: Musical Festival of Jozef Bednárik; Starts: Aug 20, 16:00
Banská Bystrica - FESTIVAL: Operalia; Starts: Aug 20 - 23
Oravský Podzámok - OUTDOOR: Hail to the Hunt; Starts: Aug 21, 10:00
Sliač - OUTDOOR: Slovak International Air Fest (SIAF) 2016; Starts: Aug 27 - 28
Eastern Slovakia
Košice - OUTDOOR: Beer Grill Chill/ Danceoke; Starts: Aug 21, 17:00
Východná - WORKSHOP: Music Moves Bones; Starts: Aug 17 - 21
Košice - CONCERT: Michel Sajrawy (IL); Starts: Aug 19, 19:00
Programme of events in Bratislava can be found here.

Western Slovakia

Červený Kameň

NIGHT TOURS: Meno ruže/ Name of the Rose - Detective story with a touch of mystery inspired by Italian writer Umberto Eco comes alive in the cellars of the Červený Kameň Castle. A series of night tours bring visitors into the mysterious medieval times, where evil has many faces. The team Hector performs at the event. Starts: Aug 19 - 20, (from 18.30 to 22.30 every hour both days); Červený Kameň Castle. Admission: €8. More info:


FESTIVAL: Hudba v Modre 2016/ Music in Modra 2016 - Jazz art and chamber music are elements of the eleventh year of this summer festival Music in Modra. Programme comprising four concerts includes one of the most significant jazz bands in Slovakia - Nothing But Swing Trio; a concert of pupils and teachers of the Primary Art School, chamber ensemble Moyzes Quartet with Slovak sopranist Eva Šušková, and Berger Trio with Polish saxophonist Ryszard Żolędziewski. Starts: Aug 19 - 21; German Evangelical Church. Admission: voluntary. More info:


OUTDOOR: Triathlon Race - Top triathletes come to Slovakia for the prestigious series of Challenge Family, which will be held here for the first time. Visitors can await triathlon competitions featuring running, swimming and cycling or also olympic races as part of the event Challenge Šamorín. Starts: Aug 19 - 21. X-bionic Sphere. More info:

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FESTIVAL: Dni Originality/ Originality Days + Celia Fest - The first year of this festival, which brings an interesting experimental programme through performances of artists, designers and craftsmen. It will also be possible to buy original artwork, craft products and jewellery from the artists, who will also create their works directly at the festival. The festival is gluten-free friendly. Starts: Aug 20 - 21; Autocamp Lodenica. Admission: from €4. More info:


OUTDOOR: Stupava v pohybe/ Stupava in Motion - Sport enthusiasts can await the first year of a non-traditional city run, where an included discipline is “Paired Running”. Top three running duos will be awarded and for the most creatively dressed pair is prepared a special prize. Track length is 4 km. Starts: Aug 21, 18:00; Square of St. Trinity. Admission: €5 (Login at More info:


FESTIVAL: Lodenica 2016 - The eighteen year of the festival of country, folk and tramp music is held traditionally during the last August weekend. The program includes performers such as Čechomor, Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra, Otava Yo, Middle Of The Road, Jan Nedvěd, The Buttons, Družina and many others. Starts: Aug 25 - 27; Autocamping Lodenica. Admission: €15 (one-day ticket) and €21 (weekend ticket). More info:

Central Slovakia

Zvolenská Slatina

FESTIVAL: More than Fest - International rock-metal music festival this year brings many domestic and also foreign groups. The programme includes Cradle of Filth (UK), Andre Matos band (BRA), Ensiferum (FIN), Masterplan (GER), Ravenclaw (SK) and others. Starts: Aug 19 - 20; Football pitches. Admission: €43. More info:


FESTIVAL: Muzikálový festival Jozefa Bednárika/ Musical Festival of Jozef Bednárik - The ninth year of the musical festival is this time guided by musician Felix Slováček. Headliner of the festival is a well-known member of the Slovak band Elán, Vašo Patejdl, who is focused also on musical and theatre creations. Accompanying programme includes an exhibition of the personal things of Jozef Bednárik, who was a Slovak actor and theatre director. Starts: Aug 20, 16:00. Kúpeľná ½. Admission: from 10. More info:

Banská Bystrica

FESTIVAL: Operalia - The first year of the only open-air opera festival in Slovakia is comprised of three events. Visitors to this international festival can await Beethoven´s Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Ode to Joy), chamber concert Operalia Talent or Donizetti's opera Maria Stuarda. Starts: Aug 20 - 23; various places. Admission: Depends on the performance. More info:

Oravský Podzámok

OUTDOOR: Lovu zdar/ Hail to the Hunt - The historical and natural science event presents various methods and techniques of hunting, historical development and traditions associated with this popular pastime of the nobility. The programme includes for example archery and shooting from historical weapons, shows of birds of prey and others. Starts: Aug 21, 10:00; Orava Castle. (The event is a part of the Orava Castle tour). More info:


OUTDOOR: Medzinárodné letecké dni/ Slovak International Air Fest (SIAF) 2016- The biggest air event of the year is held on the occasion of the anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising and Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU. Visitors can await a rich programme including air shows, various types of planes or fighter jets and much more. Starts: Aug 27 - 28; Airport Sliač. Admission: €13 (one-day ticket). More info:

Eastern Slovakia


OUTDOOR: Beer Grill Chill/ Danceoke - Visitors can enjoy a Sunday chillout in the pleasant atmosphere of the Tabačka court. In addition it will be possible to grill your own food on prepared grills. Starts: Aug 21, 17:00; Tabačka Kulturfabrik, Gorkého 2. Admission: free. More info:


WORKSHOP: Muzička Rozhybkosti/ Music Moves Bones - Visitors can await a workshop of folk music, dance and singing. Programme of the event includes musical groups, competitions, exchange of costumes, outdoor, evening entertainment and other surprises. Starts: Aug 17 - 21; More info: Registration.


CONCERT: Michel Sajrawy (IL) - The artist comes from the city, which is a symbol of a fragile, but prolonged coexistence of three great religions and cultures - Nazareth. Its reflected also in his creations, which are a mixture of jazz, rock and world music. The event is held as part of the Summer Music Festival Hevhetia. Starts: Aug 19, 19:00; Kasárne Kulturpark/ Culture Park Barracks, Kukučínova 2. Admission: €5. More info:

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